Campaign 2010

Mar 05, 2014

Elise Stefanik Turns to Radical Anti-Choice Group for Support In Her Race to the Right

Elise Stefanik has turned to the radical anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List for help in her race to the right. The Susan B. Anthony List recently announced that they are throwing their resources and support behind Stefanik and her mission to impose her out-of-touch agenda on the North Country.

“Elise Stefanik has turned to one of Washington’s most radical anti-choice groups for help in her race to the right,” said Marc Brumer of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “The fact that Elise Stefanik would turn to a radical group whose mission is to end a woman’s right to choose and restrict access to critical health care proves how out-of-touch she is with the priorities of North Country voters.”

BACKGROUND:

Stefanik Endorsed by a Group that Supported Banning Abortion Without Exception for Health of the Mother and that Praised Congressman Who Questioned “Legitimate Rape”. In March 2014, Stefanik was endorsed  by Susan B. Anthony List. Susan B. Anthony List supports outlawing abortion and opposes an exception to protect the health of the mother, calling protections for a mother’s health “frivolous.” In  2012, the president of Susan B. Anthony list praised Congressman Todd Akin after Akin commented on the link between “legitimate rape” and pregnancy, stating that, “Todd Akin, on the other hand, has a record of voting to protect human life…We are proud to support Congressman Akin.” [Susan B. Anthony List Press Release, 3/04/147/20/10; BuzzFeed, 8/20/12; Washington Post, 8/19/12]